The right siding option can give your home superior protection from the effects of nature. It can enhance your home’s appearance and architectural character as well as its overall value. Apart from the roof, no other building material plays such a key role in your home as your siding does.
Here’s a look at the different siding options available to you.
Vinyl is among the most popular choices for home siding. It is tough, durable and versatile as it comes in many styles and colors. In addition, it also allows paint to permeate and won’t reveal nicks and scratches. It has the uncanny ability to maintain its shape at extreme temperatures while resisting high winds at the same time.
Fiber cement is the perfect mixture of wood fibers, cement, clay and sand. Homeowners choose it for replacement or new construction because of its rugged durability, low maintenance and weather resistance. It’s also not susceptible to termites and rot, and it’s fire resistant.
Metal, Steel and Aluminum
Though costlier than vinyl, metal, steel and aluminum siding are just as popular. Metal siding comes in many pre-finished colors. It even comes in styles that mimic the authentic look of wood. These siding options are resistant to dents, insects and fire. What makes them even more ideal is the minimal maintenance they require.
Metal siding needs no painting after installation. Yet, you can repaint it with a different color. It doesn’t expand or contract due to weather. So, paint and caulk adhere well. Some states and counties consider it as masonry. It can thus qualify you for lower home insurance premiums. But, check with your agent.
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